Company Watch – American Airlines

Company Watch – American Airlines

American Airlines

American maintenance employees set cost-savings goal. Employees at American Airlines’ Kansas City, Mo., maintenance facility hope to save the company $150 million by the end of 2007. They are trying to reduce expenses and generate revenue with outside contracts. February 10, 2006

American to remove rear galleys from MD-80s. American Airlines will remove rear galleys from some of its jets and replace them with seats, a move that will generate revenue, reduce weight, and lower fuel costs. Delta Air Lines also said it would add more seats this summer. February 9, 2006

Business travelers return to American: A fare restructuring program has helped American Airlines improve its financial performance,’s Ted Reed reports. Boardings at many airports where American operates have increased, and business travelers have returned to the airline, according to Scott Nason, American’s vice president of revenue management.

February 9, 2006

American adds fee to compensate for Heathrow fuel shortage. American Airlines has added a fee to flights in and out of London’s Heathrow Airport to make up for costs resulting from a fuel shortage. U.S. carries protest the fuel rationing system, which allows British carriers to fill up with more fuel than foreign airlines. American is “increasingly concerned” with the lack of progress in solving the problem, the airline says. February 6, 2006

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